Shani Shingnapur, the world famous temple town in Maharashtra where houses have neither doors nor locks, now befittingly has its first commercial bank branch with no locks on its front door. The public sector UCO Bank is the first to throw open the doors of commercial banking to this unique town of 3,000 people. Bowing to local religious sentiments, the bank last week decided to open the branch without a lock on its front door…
Fashion with a humanitarian backbone.
Sometimes one can’t help thinking that the world does not need another eco-fashion label. But then the story behind the brand comes out, and you realize, again, that there are so many people out there trying to do their bit for the environment and the world.
Beulah London started with two rich upper class women who went to Delhi, India, and were so moved by their experiences that they started an ethical designer clothes business to employ former sex workers.
Offerings at a Mosque in India
The Malkani family made its fortune selling plane tickets and tour packages to India’s fast-expanding middle class, building one of the country’s first online travel agencies. Now the Malkanis are among a growing number of successful Indian entrepreneurs blazing another trail: charitable giving.
A Koro speaker talks to Gregory Anderson in Arunachal Pradesh, India, as he makes a recording of the language.
In the foothills of the Himalayas, two field linguists have uncovered a find as rare as any endangered species—a language completely new to science.
Some couples feel pressure from families to have children right away.
Sunita Laxman Jadhav is a door-to-door saleswoman who sells waiting. She sweeps along muddy village lanes in her nurse’s white sari, calling on newly married couples with an unblushing proposition: Wait two years before getting pregnant, and the government will thank you.
Sugeons perform cosmetic surgery in Mumbai.
A new superbug could spread around the world after reaching Britain from India — in part because of medical tourism — and scientists say there are almost no drugs to treat it.
India’s Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal displays the world’s cheapest ‘laptop’.
India has come up with the world’s cheapest “laptop,” a touch-screen computing device that costs $35.
The family lives in Baktawng Village, India
This family with 162 members can easily be one of the largest living together under one roof in this picturesque village.
The head of the family and leader of the ‘Chana’ sect, 66-year-old Ziona, has 38 wives and 94 children with some of his sons having married and having children of their own living together in a building named ‘Chhuan That Run’ or the House Of The New Generation. One of Ziona’s wives said though their sons lived in different rooms in the building they all share the kitchen where they cook for the entire family.
Many Yoga Poses Are Difficult For An Untrained Person
India’s infant and maternal mortality rates lag behind.
At the beginning of this millennium in year 2000, 189 countries and 23 international health agencies had pledged to reduce child under-5 mortality by two-thirds and maternal mortality by three-fourths by 2015. These were called the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) number 4 and 5. With only five years left for the target year, a clutch of international health agencies and NGOs have come out with ‘‘Countdown to 2015 — Decade Report (2000-2010)”.